I’m back, baby! Sorry for the silence around here as I’m still reeling from an amazing first-year Jazz Fest experience followed up by a week off at home hanging with family and staying disconnected from the internet for a while. It felt good, but I missed you sad sacks and I certainly feel like I miss these guys: Skerik and Mike Dillion. It’s a toss up between Dillon and Marco Benevento on who I saw play the most music while I was in New Orleans, and they’re all staying busy and heading back out on the road. Skerik and Dillon are joining back up as The Dead Kenny G’s to support Primus on a set of dates on the East Coast.
Straight from a three week tour with Garage A Trois, saxophonist Skerik and percussionist/vibraphonist Mike Dillon rejoin bassist Brad Houser in their other primary band, The Dead Kenny Gs, for ten dates supporting Primus in the Southeast at the end of May. The trio will also headline a handful of its own shows during the run. The Dead Kenny Gs are touring behind their critically-acclaimed new album, Operation Long Leash, out now on Royal Potato Family.
Primus has a huge set of dates announced for Europe and all throughout the States. Head over to their website for the full list and read on for the Dead Kenny G’s dates…
The Dead Kenny G’s 2011 Tour Dates
May 27 | Arkansas Music Pavilion | Fayetteville, AR (w/ Primus)
May 27 | George’s | Fayetteville, AR
May 28 | Downtown Benson Street | Omaha, NE (w/ Primus)
May 29 | Pageant | St. Louis, MO (w/ Primus)
May 31 | Memorial Auditorium | Raleigh, NC (w/ Primus)
June 1 | The Fillmore | Charlotte, NC (w/ Primus)
June 3 | Hard Rock Live | Orlando, FL (w/ Primus)
June 4 | The Fillmore | Miami, FL (w/ Primus)
June 7 | Ruth Eckard Hall | Clearwater, FL (w/ Primus)
June 8 | Florida Theater | Jacksonville, FL (w/ Primus)
June 9 | North Charleston Performing Arts Center | Charleston, SC (w/ Primus)
June 9 | Charleston Pour House | Charleston, SC (Primus After Party)